Category Archives: Society

Climate Change? No (High)Way!

Last summer Life’s Little Ironies took a road trip and drove along the flat, expansive, endless highways of Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. I remember one particular day. It was high noon. The air was as dry as dust and statically … Continue reading

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Actually, I don’t need your critique!

Resumes (or C.V’s) are very personal constructions. One’s life is a sum of its parts and through the resume you are exposing your raw self to an unsentimental world and putting yourself “out there” as the saying goes. To further … Continue reading

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Foreign Aid – When is 0.7% just too much?

The next time your boss swings by your office and says “Henderson…” (It might be of course that your name is not Henderson. It could be Hepworth, Hendricks, Hixcock or Hepplethwaite, but no matter, we will stick to the euphemistic … Continue reading

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A modest proposal #1 – Libraries

Apparently novelist Zadie Smith has taken to the airwaves berating the government for instituting a round of library closings. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23936767-zadie-smiths-anger-at-shameful-library-cuts.do. Of course the Government cannot actually close libraries as they are funded by local councils. But if central Government funding … Continue reading

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When did the US lose its Mojo?

In 1997 Life’s Little Ironies lived in the center of the Universe. OK that sounds like typical American hyperbole. I actually resided at 1640 Vista Club Circle Santa Clara. But in the pre-Y2k, pre 9/11 world it might as well … Continue reading

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‘Ello, ello, ello, what’s all this then?

(http://www.police.uk)  is a new website that records crime maps in the UK. It is an easily navigatable site that visually displays crime down to the street level. Crimes are classified under 5 categories from anti-social behaviour through to violent crime. … Continue reading

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